The State of Virginity

The State of Virginity
I should like you to be free of all worries. The unmarried man is busy with the Lord's affairs, concerned with pleasing the Lord; but the married man is busy with this world's demands and occupied with pleasing his wife. This means he is divided. The virgin - indeed, any unmarried woman - is concerned with things of the Lord, in pursuit of holiness in body and spirit. The married woman, on the other hand, has the cares of this world to absorb her and concerned with pleasing her husband. I am going into this with you for your own good. I have no desire to place restrictions on you, but I do want to promote what is good, what will help you to devote yourselves entirely to the Lord. 1 Corinthians 7:32-35

Sunday, December 6, 2009

INVOKE JESUS IN YOUR HEARTS

Our Lady said, "I am your Mother,
I have come to teach you love."
And at this time
we look at Jesus as a living Child.
He becomes poor, even smaller.
He becomes daily bread
and enters into our life.
He has done everything,
now it is up to us to open our heart.
Jesus comes in the Host: He has come.
How many times
do we receive Holy Communion
without thinking of Who has come,
Who we have accepted!

Invoke Jesus in your hearts.
Invoke Jesus with faith and
when we are all united in love,
in faith, let us pray for the sick.
It is thus that Our Lord
can make signs amongst us.
Many times, as we know from the Gospel:
He cannot do anything
in the way He did at Nazareth
because we do not believe.
Jesus himself said, "I cannot do it,
because you do not believe."
So all these prayers prepare us
and open our hearts.
Now abandon yourselves
in real communication with Jesus.
(Father Slavko Barbaric - Medjugorje, 29th December 1984)

Excerpted from the Grey Book of Medjugorje, OPEN YOUR HEARTS TO MARY QUEEN OF PEACE, page 137.

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